The Poles Have Been Struck
We are striking the tents, loading the travois, and moving downstream. This is our new site – still in progress. We will eventually include more links, maybe a picture or two or some more profiles. The main thing is to gather what has become a very special cyber tribe, or community, affectionately called the Trout Tribe from Cyclone’s Real Deal blogsite around the new campfire.
We must first pay homage to Cyclone for attracting this remarkable group to begin with. It was his singular energy of anger and outrage at the atrocious administration in
We have evolved beyond simple outrage and found ourselves reaching out to each other with our thoughts and feelings, hopes, dreams, and assorted interests that somehow outgrew our Real Deal campsite. Cyclone has disappeared beyond the horizon, at least for now. We invite him to visit us whenever it feels right to him.
Now, we turn our attention to preparation for the hard times that are, we think, inevitable. Resource depletion, powering down, dollar collapse, and the rise of the police state threaten the very fabric of the democracy that our country used to exemplify. We shun the cultural imperatives of debt servitude, dumbing down, the exploitation of the working masses, the insensitivity to animals and the degradation of the earth Herself.
To that end, we share our very diverse ideas. What do we see going on? What can we do about it? What is a new possibility? What should we watch out for? Nobody has the whole truth. But each of us has his or her own truth. Together, they form a more complete picture of what is. Together we hope to prevail against the tide of ignorance, apathy, and sense of helplessness that so ably serves the global corporatists.
We draw strength from the respect and compassion, thoughtfulness, insight, and love extended here to each one who sits by the fire, accepts the “talking stick,” and passes it on. That is how tribes are formed. We note that they have lasted much longer than civilizations.
Aho (“I have spoken”)